Archive for January 31st, 2020

Home invader gets ‘life’ in jail

Home invader gets ‘life’ in jail

| 31/01/2020 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Elmer Wright (26) is now the second person in the Cayman Islands to be given an indeterminate ‘life’ sentence for a crime other than murder. Wright, who already has a serious criminal history, was told he would have to serve at least 18 years before he is eligible for a parole hearing, with no […]

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Coral resilience expert joins CCMI

Coral resilience expert joins CCMI

| 31/01/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A leading marine scientist with an expertise in how coral could stand up to climate change has joined the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) as its new director of research. Officials at the Little Cayman facility said Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley will support CCMI’s research objectives to identify coral reef resiliency in a changing climate, […]

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Airport seeks cash for exterior work

Airport seeks cash for exterior work

| 31/01/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airport Authority is seeking an unsecured CI$12.4 million loan and an overdraft facility of CI $8.5 mllion to cover the cost of the planned airfield, runway and perimeter roadworks at Owen Roberts International Airports, according to a request on the government’s procurement website. An RFP has been issued to financial institutions […]

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UK minister tries to reassure BOTs over Brexit

UK minister tries to reassure BOTs over Brexit

| 31/01/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister responsible for the British Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has issued a statement trying to reassure the BOTs that Britain’s departure from the European Union on Friday will not impact their residents over the next eleven months. Lord Ahmad said it was a priority for him and the UK government […]

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